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Altamira presents new attractions

A step away from the mansion, near the center of Santillana del Mar near the original cave, you'll find the Museum of Altamira

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Altamira Cave is known as the Sistine Chapel of Quaternary art and magnanimity is such that even the archaeologists doubted that prehistoric man had been able to make such perfect paintings.

To prevent deterioration of such spectacular art shows, made ​​more than 14,000 years ago, restricted access, and was built alongside the original cave, the new facilities of the Museum of Altamira and Neocave.

Do not miss this reliable and detailed replica of the original and marvel of the hundred of animals and signs represented in its roof. Be captivated by the bison, deer, wild boar, horses, goats, hands and even abstract figures.

A unique jewel of Paleolithic art in which various figures recreate scenes integrating and combining different techniques: silhouettes, painted, scraped, shading to yield a composition full of movement and beauty.

An extraordinary work of art in which the cave reliefs themselves served to represent volumes or chiaroscuro were achieved with only two pigments, charcoal black and red some rust.

For information on schedules and fares can check the Web www.museodealtamira.es or mobile 942 81 88 15 942 81 80 05



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